I had this great idea for our anniversary (two years! yay!). Keeping with this animal theme I seem to have started, I wanted to make and decorate an owl themed cake. I even had fantastic Pin-spiration. Ta-da.
I would love to have created this cutie, but it is not mine. There are some very talented people that made this, as well as the cakes below. I would love to give them credit, but there wasn’t much explanation as to where the credit was due.
Alas, this didn’t happen.
Our anniversary was on Sunday, so I thought I’d work on the cake on Saturday and Sunday while Eric was at work. Well, seems life had other plans for me. Saturday’s “quick trip to buy skates” ended up being a whirl wind adventure through Sport Chek, Walmart, the mall (where a certain mom of mine was distracted by “leather” bags and sparkly sale items), a shoe store, two clothing stores and finally Starbucks (I earned my latte, dammit).
Just as we’re heading home, who should send me a text but my loving, sweet husband;
“Got off early. Be back in half an hour.”
That’s ok. Sunday. I got Sunday. You took the late shift? Oh right. Sunday night. Wait. Crap, I made plans I can’t break. Ok. Now what?
Screw the surprise, I can make the cake on Monday. We’re home together all day, I’ll make it then.
“You know hun, I don’t really need a cake. I’d rather just spend the day with my girls.”
And thus, it became the cake that wasn’t. It might become a cake later, but for now I’m going to take this lesson and enjoy it. What lesson? Oh the one Eric accidentally taught me; that I don’t have to make him a cake or make a big fuss to show him how much I care. That taking the day to simply spend time together is worth more than all the fondant and icing in the world. Thanks sweetheart!
However, there was other baking. Lazier baking. It took place in the form of a Phillips bread maker. I give you, the culprit
and the resulting product.
Cinnamon Raisin bread, purely because my taste buds demanded something sweet and I couldn’t find any more Christmas chocolate around the house.
On a related note, I have started an exciting new project! My grand-dad had an old cook book he would scribble all his recipes in and my mom has a similar book she started about 30 years ago when she moved to Canada. Due to a wave of panic from my mom, thinking these books will disappear or be horribly mangled, I’ve started to transfer them to the computer and in the process translate them (from Polish).
I know I’ll be trying a few cakes for sure and show casing them here but otherwise I’m still toying with the idea of what to do with all these recipes. If anyone has suggestions, fire away, I’d love to hear them.
So in the spirit of lazy bread and unborn cakes, take time to revel in the things that are important rather than just the things that are urgent and